Louise Tredoux

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Passion - Be Honest - Poem by Louise Tredoux

Rudi asked, ‘What do you think of people who
can’t be faithful to lovers? ’, I replied, ‘Prevent
inflicting pain by honestly admitting their inability,
accepting monogamy is impossible if they can’t
control their passions; nothing wrong with that,
they should partner others who have the same
attitude, but people will freely choose between
the excitement of painful deception, or the
prosaic boredom of break-up’

Rudi asked, ‘Would you still love me if I were
unfaithful? ’, I replied ‘Yes, I would still love you
as a wonderful friend, sweet and kind, but I would
never trust you with my heart, trusting only integrity
that does not allow passion to destroy loved ones,
inflicting more pain on themselves than on their
victims, we all choose whether we’ll be victim or
victimizer – but you have chosen to be a
faithful hero and I trust you’

With this I kissed him…

Comments about Passion - Be Honest by Louise Tredoux

  • Nkululeko Mdudu (3/17/2009 6:39:00 AM)

    Prose, reads easily and is a relative text to us all. the characterisation of Rudi gives it a story-like tone which anyone can appreciate. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, March 20, 2009

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